Old Sweetwater

Old Sweetwater

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Farmhouse Pump

I saw this idea over at Country Living Magazine and thought it looked kind of "Farmhouse Chic."
It reminded me of my grandma's house that had a red pump outside that you had to prime before water would come up from the cistern.
Anyone had experiences with those?
If we make the Sweetwater barn into our final home as planned, we need a semi rustic-Dutch farmhouse-Scandinavian (the white of it all)-German look.
Does that sound too mixed up?
Right now I'm a little stumped on outside lighting.
I don't like the traditional, authentic barn lights that I see companies offer.
I DO like the high-quality bulbs that flicker.
I DO like wrought iron.
Any suggestions?

3 comments:

Nicole said...

Thank you for visiting my blog! Dutch/Scandinavian sounds great to me (having lived in Norway and currently living in the Netherlands), although I think the all white is more a Scandinavian thing. For me 'Dutch' is more blue and white. I have no further expertise to offer on the barnlights sorry!

Kimsound said...

Cast-Iron is one of my favorite elements. Did the Amish ever use pumps? You can take the girl out of the city - but you can't take the city out of the girl - where is the dishwasher?... xo

sherry ♥ lee said...

Sorry, I've no ideas to offer, but I do like this pump!! I remember using one of these at my grandfather's cottages when I was little...